Blog Archives

Election Day & Litter Pick Up

If it’s election day, come on down Catoctin Hollow Road to see the ThorpeWood crew hard at work cleaning up litter. That’s right, to us, voting and litter pick up are like peanut butter and jelly – they just go

Posted in Activities for You, Adult Programs, Volunteering

Litter Pick Up – September 2022

We ThorpeWood folk always anticipate our quarterly litter pick-up adventures with great enthusiasm. As the proud adoptors of Catoctin Hollow Road, we rally our staff and volunteers, arm ourselves with trash bags and gloves, and head out in our Kubota

Posted in Activities for You, Volunteering

June Litter Pick Up

Earlier this month we performed our quarterly road clean-up on Catoctin Hollow Road. Our crew included TW property manager Jeff Isaac, property assistant Gage Frantz, barn manager Mattie Hoover, and me, program director Katie Guth.  As a team of four,

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Heather Ridge School Volunteers

All fall long, we were blessed with the helping hands of Heather Ridge School volunteers. Led by teacher Barbara Nibert, a handful of students came out every other week to help with whatever projects we had going on. When the

Posted in Stoney Lick Farm, Volunteering, Youth Programs

November Litter Pick Up

On November 4th, we ThorpeWood folks headed out once again to honor our commitment to keep Catoctin Hollow Road clean. In addition to the core ThorpeWood team, we were joined by volunteers Barb Palatucci and Theresa Fallon. With their help,

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August Litter Clean Up

We ThorpeWoodians are proud adopters of Catoctin Hollow Road. Every few months, we get together to clean up litter from the road’s edge and the neighboring ravine. This past Wednesday, Lisa Crawson, Theresa Fallon, Sam, Julie, Jeff, and I headed

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Thank You, Farm Volunteers!

We are so exceptionally grateful for our team of young farm volunteers who have been helping out at the farm for many months! These young people have just returned to school, so I no longer get to see them for

Posted in Stoney Lick Farm, Volunteering

Earth Day

This year for Earth Day, the ThorpeWood staff headed out to pick up litter! As part of the Adopt-a-Road program, ThorpeWood is responsible for the clean-up of Old Catoctin Road. So, with garbage bags, the farm trunk, and ‘Tank’ the

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Book Donation!

We farm folk are always working on new projects to enliven every corner of the farm. Right now, one of those projects is creating a book nook for our preschoolers (and ourselves) to enjoy! We were so delighted to receive

Posted in Head Start, Volunteering, Youth Programs

Road Clean Up!

ThorpeWood is proud to be a part of the Adopt-a-Road program, where volunteers take on the responsibility of keeping their local roads litter-free. Our lovely neighbors, the Ole Mink Farm, keep Mink Farm Road looking beautiful, while we at ThorpeWood

Posted in Volunteering